Day 48: Brandon’s Take

Daily Interrupted Challenge
Obedience or blatant disobedience
Yes, that’s what it comes down to. I’m sorry to be so blunt. These are words that jumped off the page from today’s reading for me. We can either listen to God’s voice and how He wants to interrupt our comfortable Christianity, or we can ignore it. The choice truly is ours.


 

Day 48: Brandon’s Take

…either obedience or blatant disobedience. We had to choose one or the other. It was that obvious…It didn’t just come from a book I read or a lecture I heard; it was coming from deep inside, a very spiritual stirring.

(Interrupted pg 227)

 

I noticed a pattern. I was feeling something my spirit had been craving, something that had been missing. For my entire Christian journey, I’ve felt one click away from full, one click away from true joy, one click away from contentment. Reluctant to admit it, I had a constant desire for more, a nagging hope to be “fed” beyond what I was experiencing.
(Interrupted pg 228)

These words from today’s reading seem so familiar. They are words that have been stirring in my mind, but unable to get out. Yes, that’s how I feel too.

God has brought us to a place of hearing His lead and having a choice. Do we go after all that He has for us and give up our comfortable walk that we’ve been used to for so long? Is it worth the risk? Are we willing to turn our lives upside down in order to be exactly where He wants us to be?

It might be messy. It might be a little scary at times.

It might be exactly what we’ve been missing. It might be true joy. It might be the greatest experience of our lives.

We’re trying to fill the void with something that will never be sufficient. There will never be enough knowledge to fill the cracks of Christian maturity without the fruit of selfless service manifested in our lives. Our lives must reflect this heart of Christ, or we will always remain one click away.
(Interrupted pg 228)

Yes, selfless service – heart of Christ!

John 13: 15-17
I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. Very truly I tell you, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him. Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them.

Yes.

Lord, guide me to know these things and to do them. Don’t let me sit by the sidelines and always feel like I’m one click away from fullness in You. Let this soak into my life and fill every aspect of who I am. Let me be changed from the inside out.

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4 thoughts on “Day 48: Brandon’s Take

  1. I fear I had gotten several days behind in my reading, so please forgive me for not being your best pupil, Starr. One of the things the Lord has been talking to me about resounded in my readings today and was best captured in Jen’s remarks, ” if [people]are offended by our representation of God, then we’ll answer for our arrogance.” Jen also said, “love has won infinitely more converts than theology.” Wow! How many times have I missed an opportunity to share JESUS just by loving someone near me? While I never want to water down the truth of the Word at the risk of being seeker friendly, the power of that type of love never occurred to me. As Halter and Smay put it, “[God] doesn’t need us to stick up for Him; He needs us to represent Him….”

    Thank you, Starr, for the past 48 days and how your leading this study has challenged me. You are a gift! ❤️

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    1. I’m so glad that you joined us, Tracy! I love hearing from new friends and how we’ve been able to learn together in this journey. You pointed out some great quotes that spoke to me as well. Yes, God needs representatives. And His love pouring through our words, our hands, our feet – that will make all the difference and fill the empty places that leave us feeling like we’re not being fed. Thank you so much for your comments!

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